Daily Archives: February 9, 2019

Originally posted on Gretchen Del Rio's Art Blog:
watercolor 5 x 7 11/2018 This painting was a commission for marriage spirit totems. In the sketch I quickly drew some sea plants just to complete the picture which was really all about the sketch of the hummer and the orca. When a customer orders a commission I like to give them some idea of what I plan to paint. I ultimately left…

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Books on the bookshelves And stacked on the floor Books kept in baskets And propped by the door Books in neat piles And in disarray Books tucked in closets And books on display Books filling crannies And books packed in nooks Books massed in windows And mounded in crooks Libraries beckon And bookstores invite But book-filled rooms welcome Us back home at night! ―© L.R. Knost, an award-winning author, feminist, and social justice… Read More